Friday, June 21, 2013

Short & Sweet Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die by April Henry

Genre: YA Suspense/Thriller
Publication Date: 11th June 2013
Pages: 224
Book Source: Macmillon Children's Publishing & NetGalley

Synopsis: “Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.




My Thoughts:
I had high expectations for this one because Girl, Stolen was so damn good. The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die was good but in my opinion it didn't measure up to Girl, Stolen. In saying that I read it in one sitting on the flight from Australia to Bali so it wins points for being a quick, suspenseful read that gets the pages turning and heart racing.  

I really liked Cady and Ty and the race-against-the-clock plot kept my attention until the appearance of Cady's Aunt. The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die loses momentum with the bad guys; they're flat, one dimensional and some stand out like the proverbial 'dogs balls.'  

All in all a pretty good read for sheer entertainment value.


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10 comments:

  1. Sounds okay-I guess I don't feel so bad about missing it. Maybe I'll check it out if I can find it at my library but I won't make it a priority.

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    1. still a good way to pass a few hours, just not the complexity I like.

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  2. Sounds...well I think I'd read the other one ;)

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    1. I love April Henry's writing but I'd start with Girl, Stolen :)

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  3. Bummer that it wasn't as good as you thought it would be :(

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    1. yeah I went into this one with high expectations ... but I still love April Henry's writing :)

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  4. Great review! Anyone who is out to buy English books online, must add this book in the list.

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  5. dogs balls?? Hahahahaha! I love your humor.

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  6. I read Taken by Norah McClintock back in 2009, I think you may like that one. It sounds like it has a similar feel to it.

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